Our Professional Staff
KURT D. WRIGHT, AU.D.
Kurt D. Wright has been helping people hear better for over 30 years. He is the founding audiologist at Manna Audiology Hearing Center, a hearing clinic which services Charlotte, North Carolina and metro area. He earned his Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D.) from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Augiology from Kent State University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois. Dr. Wright is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). The Audiological Resource Association (ARA) honored him as the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Audiologist Award. He has a passion for helping each patient achieve the best hearing possible. Dr. Wright has a personal understanding of the effects of hearing loss. When he was a teenager, his mother developed a significant hearing loss. He grew up seeing the frustration and difficulty that hearing loss can cause. Her hearing loss didn’t only affect his mom – it affected the whole family as well. Dr. Wright’s mom was eventually fit with hearing instruments. They made a significant reduction in everyone’s frustration level and greatly improved how she interacted with people. It was his family experience and the influence of his mother’s hearing loss that shaped his desire to help people hear better. Dr. Wright leads the staff at Manna Audiology with his commitment to continuing education and dedication to understanding the latest, most advanced technology. Their desire is to maintain a lasting relationship with each patient by serving them with excellence, integrity, and professionalism. This commitment and dedication ensures that each patient will receive excellent service, expert advice, and extraordinary technology, which adds up to exceptional value. He and his wife, Deb, have been married for over 27 years and have 2 adult children. When he is not in the office helping people hear better he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
DANA JURADO, BC-HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist/Office Manager
Dana Jurado has been with Manna Audiology since 2008 and is a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Dana is currently licensed with the North Carolina State Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board. She has successfully completed Nova Southeastern University's Amplification and Diagnostic programs and is a member of the International Hearing Society. She is skilled in troubleshooting, servicing, and programming hearing aids as well as in-office repairs. She has a genuine passion for helping people hear their very best and always brings a smile to those around her.